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Calculating the Payoff of a Game of Chance

Core Standard: HSS-MD.B.5a

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High School Statistics- HSS-MD.B.5a

Printable Worksheets And Lessons


  • Chance of a Cell Phone Step-by-step Lesson- We look at pulling a total chance from three different groups all with their own characteristics.

  • Guided Lesson - This scenario hits me every time my car has 100,000 miles on it. "Should I sell it in the paper or just give it to the dealer?"

  • Guided Lesson Explanation - These are actually a little overwhelming for kids at first, but they are really quite simple.

  • Practice Worksheet - I really wonder where your odds are better: a casino or a carnival?

  • Matching Worksheet - These are very realistic problems that I had my professional friends lead me towards creating.

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Homework Sheets

The name of the game is expected number and expected payoff here.




Practice Worksheets

We are basically trying to determine the law of the land, mathematically.




Math Skill Quizzes

I had to research different types of chance games.